On October 18, 2019, between 3:30 and 4:00 in the afternoon, the Natchitoches Police Department responded to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center in reference to a shooting victim. Officers quickly learned that Jirah Lyons was riding with another individual down Amulet Street when an unknown person began shooting at their vehicle. The shooting took place in the area of Hedges Street and the heinous act nearly claimed the life of Lyons. Since then, the Natchitoches Police Department has been working tirelessly in an effort to bring the person responsible to justice.
An area business has partnered with the Natchitoches Police Department to offer $500.00 and the Natchitoches Parish Journal has donated an additional $2,000.00 to bring the reward up to $2,500.00 for information leading to the arrest and grand jury indictment of this criminal. Please contact Det. John Wynn (357-3811) or Lt. Jeff Townson (357-3852) with any assistance you can provide.